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This a quick and easy way to change up a typical pesto.

I had a fairly large bag of arugula and I just didn’t want a salad, so I decided to put a twist on a typical basil pesto.

 

 

 

1 bag of arugula

1/2 cup parmesan cheese

handful of walnuts

1/2 cup-1 cup olive oil

2 cloves of garlic

salt and pepper to taste

 

Combine in a food processor and add olive oil until it is your desired consistency.

I like mine a little on the thicker side.

Arugula gives this a bit of a peppery kick and is more earthy than the typical pesto.

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s perfect spread on a on a turkey club or a grilled cheese with fried shallots. Yum!

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Written by Tammi Shamblin

Shammy Tamblin, the dancing wonder, moved to NYC eight years ago and has loved it here ever since. Originally from CA, she lived with Mormons in the land of Utah while studying ballet at the University of Utah. She now lives in her favorite neighborhood in NYC, the East Village, in her very own studio apartment. She gets to make a living doing what she loves, teaching children the art of ballet. She loves to bake, dance like a dork, and dance on stage with ad hoc Ballet, discover new great restaurants and bars in NYC, and spend time with friends.